Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Photography Techniques

From lens focal lengths and fill-flash to portraits, macro or stunning landscapes there are techniques for everyone. Learn how to use metering, considering composition and shoot everything from classic cars to derelict buildings. We also have 100s of easy to follow step by step photo editing tutorials.

  • Thumbnail : Digital: Taking the plunge Part 1

    Digital: Taking the plunge Part 1

    First part of a three part series considers camera choice and how to save your digital photos

    • 4 Jan 2003
  • Thumbnail : Taking on a natural photographic challenge

    Taking on a natural photographic challenge

    Tim Curtis loves all types of photography but his main love is with photographing what not many humans have photographed before. His great sense of curiosity means exploring caves are a favourite pastime and here he tells us why we shouldn't be afraid to try this dangerous hobby.

    • 23 Jan 2009
  • Thumbnail : Creative Elements darkroom techniques (part 2)

    Creative Elements darkroom techniques (part 2)

    Eddie Ephraums shares his black & white printing secrets

    • 6 Jan 2003
  • Thumbnail : Coast Photography With 2020VISION

    Coast Photography With 2020VISION

    2020VISION photographer Niall Benvie talks about the diversity of the UK's coastline and shares tips on how to photograph it.

    • 10 Jun 2011
  • Thumbnail : Taking good photographs in bad weather

    Taking good photographs in bad weather

    Travel Photographer and writer Ian M Butterfield visited Rome to shoot buildings and blue skies. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas. In this feature Ian shares his top tips on what to do when the weather turns bad.

    • 19 Oct 2009
  • Thumbnail : The Difficulties Of Concert Photography

    The Difficulties Of Concert Photography

    Giorgina Parker talks about the difficulties with taking pictures at concerts and some tips on how to get round them.

    • 14 Sep 2014
  • Thumbnail : Underwater photography  - absorbing colours

    Underwater photography - absorbing colours

    Alan Graham of AnD Creations wildlife libraries shares his experience at underwater photography in this useful technique guide

    • 3 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : A shot in the dark - guide to cave photography

    A shot in the dark - guide to cave photography

    A fascinating underground world awaits your discovery. Find out what you need and how to shoot in the dark from a leading cave photographer.

    • 8 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : How To Photograph Daffodils

    How To Photograph Daffodils

    Spring is here and daffodils are blooming so with that in mind here are ten tips for different daffodil photos.

    • 15 Mar 2014
  • Thumbnail : Managing Your Assets Part 1

    Managing Your Assets Part 1

    How would you feel if you lost all of your most precious images? Here's how you can stop that happening.

    • 15 Jun 2011
  • Thumbnail : Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 9: A total respray

    Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 9: A total respray

    In this article from our series using Paint Shop Pro we show you how to respray your Camper van. Try following our technique and then using it to max up your own car photos.

    • 1 Oct 2008
  • Thumbnail : Photographing trees - a how to guide

    Photographing trees - a how to guide

    Most photographers have one or more favourite themes, a particular type of subject which attracts their eye. If you look through my filing cabinets it's not hard to identify mine, one in particular crops up time and time again - trees.

    • 12 Jan 2001
MaliJohn commented on this.
22 Sep 2014 1:07am
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Mirrorless Review
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Mirrorless Review
Joshua Waller tests the latest Olympus PEN camera, the Lite E-PL3, with the World's fastest auto focus and 5.5 fps shooting.
22 Aug 2011 4:06PM
skipper12 liked this.
20 Sep 2014 9:15pm
Vanguard Expands Free Photo Guide Range
Vanguard has added two more photo guides which are available for download via the Vanguard website.
15 Sep 2014 9:15AM
Clint007 and 1 other commented on this.
20 Sep 2014 8:34pm
SanDisk Announce World's Highest Capacity Card
SanDisk has announced a 512GB SD card which is currently the largest available.
12 Sep 2014 1:45PM
Paul Morgan and 2 others commented on this.
20 Sep 2014 7:08pm
Paul Morgan, Portraits And The OM-D EM-5
Paul Morgan, Portraits And The OM-D EM-5
Paul Morgan shares his thoughts on the Olympus OM-D.
18 Oct 2012 12:00AM
palariya and 1 other liked this.
20 Sep 2014 5:34am
30 Must-Read Techniques To Try In September 2014
Welcome to September's Photo Month where you'll find 30 techniques, features and more.
1 Sep 2014 12:00AM
ianrobinson and 1 other commented on this.
19 Sep 2014 6:03pm
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-On Preview
We have a hands-on look at the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II at Photokina 2014.
19 Sep 2014 3:02PM
shadow_photo and 1 other commented on this.
19 Sep 2014 5:52pm
Pentax K-Mount Lens Roadmap And K-3 Gunmetal
Pentax K-Mount Lens Roadmap and K-3 Gunmetal Edition shown at Photokina 2014. Updated 18/09/2014.
18 Sep 2014 6:50PM
dannyr commented on this.
19 Sep 2014 4:08pm
Pentax Q-S1 Hands-On Preview
We look at the Pentax Q-S1 at Photokina 2014.
19 Sep 2014 1:54PM
dannyr commented on this.
19 Sep 2014 1:26pm
Pentax Accessories That Should Be In Your Suitcase
Here's a round-up of Pentax accessories that you shouldn't leave for your holidays without.
14 Aug 2014 12:00AM
dannyr commented on this.
19 Sep 2014 12:45pm
Pentax K-S1 Hands-On Preview
We go hands-on with the new Pentax K-S1 DSLR - the smallest DSLR from Pentax.
19 Sep 2014 11:27AM